Internship and Visiting Programs

CEMSE Internship and Visiting Program aim to develop undergraduate and graduate student potential through exposure to relevant areas in applied science and engineering research. We encourage successful internship students to apply to KAUST and other graduate schools, in order to earn graduate degrees and pursue careers in science, technology, and engineering in specialized areas of Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Mathematics, and Statistics.

Undergraduate and graduate students can come to KAUST in a number of ways. There is an option for a summer experience for local students (SSI) and a 3-6 month research internship for the local and international students (VS). We can host prospective graduate students for a few days or you can join one of our research-themed workshops such as the Microelectronics Winter Camp.

Due to the travel restrictions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, KAUST is now also offering the Remote Internship Program.

To receive more information about the program and our internships please complete the sign-up form here.

These opportunities allow you to work in a group that aligns with your academic interests. You can explore some of our activities and apply, by clicking the links for internship possibilities below.


Note for In-person Visiting Student (VS) Program

Due to the pandemic, all VS applicants applying for an on-campus internship, must obtain and show proof of full vaccination  (vaccine certificates for COVID-19) in order to be accepted on to the campus, the following vaccines are accepted:

  • 2 doses of Pfizer BioNTech
  • 2 doses of Oxford AstraZeneca
  • 2 doses of Moderna
  • 1 dose of Johnson and Johnson’s Janssen
  • 2 Doses of Sinopharm vaccine and 1 dose of Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca, or Janssen
  • 2 Doses of Sinovac vaccine and 1 dose of Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca, or Janssen.